After the birth of my daughter, I didn’t want to return to my old job. I wanted to give that energy to my family instead. I dedicated myself to them. One year became two, then my second daughter was born.
After three years as a stay-at-home-dad, I started to get an itch. It was the kind of itch that I couldn’t really reach.
A few months ago I lost my job. It was a pretty typical office-type job. I’d been there almost 19 years, and though I’d held many positions within the company during that time, each day was pretty much the same.
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By Brigetta Schwaiger. I am elastic.
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By Heather King. These children of mine are works of art, and part of the beauty of art is its mess.
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